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A French composer, bassist and improviser born September 12, 1951 in Aix-en-Provence.
Joëlle Léandre studied the double bass with Pierre Delescluse in Aix en Provence before taking advanced classes at the Paris Conservatory. She was greatly inspired by concerts of free jazz and continued her musical discoveries in the USA after having received a bursary from the Center for Creative and Performing Arts of Buffalo (1976). She steeped herself in Afro-American and minimalist music, and met Fred Hopkins, Leroy Jenkins, Butch Morris and John Cage. She is also a laureate of the Villa Medici ‘fuori-i-muri’ (1981), the DAAD of Berlin (1990) and the Villa Kujoyama of Kyoto (1998).
A French composer born February 14, 1950 in L'Isle-Adam.
In parallel with studying architecture, Claudy Malherbe followed the classes of Gérard Geay (renaissance counterpoint), Alain Bernaud (harmony), Yvonne Desportes (fugue), Max Deutsch (composition), André Riotte (formalised analysis) and Iannis Xenakis (mathematical formalisation).
A researcher at Ircam, a member of the Atelier de Recherche Instrumentale, he led a project devoted to new instrumental techniques and the beginnings of computer-assisted composition. From all this work, he integrated into his musical syntax the acoustic properties of sound materials and made the computer a veritable tool for musical composition.
A Canadian composer of Spanish origin born August 5, 1943 in Valencia (Spain).
A pianist by training, José Evangelista studied composition with Vicente Asencio at the Valencia Conservatory in Spain and thereafter with André Prévost at Montreal University and with Bruce Mather at McGill University (Canada).
An American composer born October 3, 1936 in New York.
A pianist and a percussionist, with a degree in philosophy, Steve Reich studied composition with the jazz player Hall Overton as well as at the Juilliard School. Il obtained a Master of Arts degree in music at Mills College after following the classes of Luciano Berio and Darius Milhaud while steeping himself in jazz. In 1966 he founded his own ensemble, Steve Reich and Musicians, and this gave him a suitable framework for his experimental form of composition.
An Italian composer born in 1956 in Bursto Arsizio (Italy).
An Argentine composer born June 14, 1960 in Buenos Aires (Argentina).
A French composer of Polish origin born May 13, 1949 in Bydgoszcz (Poland).
Piotr Moss studied at the Higher Music School of Warsaw (1968-1972), notably with Grazyna Bacewicz and Piotr Perkowski. He completed his training with Krzysztof Penderecki and later in Paris with Nadia Boulanger.
At first a composer of illustrative music for Polish theatre and radio, he received, after settling in France, many commissions for ‘pure’ music, particularly state commissions (Incontri for orchestra, 1981; Récit II for violin and orchestra, 2005) and from Radio France (Défets, oratorio, 1987; Fresques for orchestra, 1998).
Jean-Jacques DI TUCCI
A French composer born February 25, 1958 in Montpellier.
After studying music at the Montpellier Conservatory, Jean-Jacques Di Tucci became a piano teacher and a pianist, notably with the ensemble Diagonales. Later (1992-1995) he completed his training at the Lyons Conservatory in the composition classes of Gilbert Amy and those of musical analysis with Robert Pascal.
A French composer born September 17, 1967 in Marseille.
At first an autodidact, Lionel Marchetti subsequently explored the musique concrète repertory with Xavier Garcia, a composer and musician with Arfi (Imaginary Folklore Research Association).
He composes in the studios of the GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales), the GMVL (Groupe Musiques Vivantes de Lyon), La Muse en Circuit, Cesaré in Rheims, as well as in his own studio. With the artiste Olivier Capparos, he prepares creative radiophonic workshops for France Culture. The two composers have collaborated in this way notably on Kitty Hawk, le sable et le vent, first performed at the Grand Théâtre in Rheims in 2008, and Le puits et la dune, first performed on France Culture in 2014.
A British composer born July 15, 1934 in Lancashire (United Kingdom).
HALFFTER Cristóbal (1930)
HALLETT Sylvia (1953)
HAMEL Keith (1956)
HANNIKAINEN Ann-Elise (1946-2012)
HANSON Sten (1936)
HARBISON John (1938)
HARRIS Daniel (1943)
HARRISON Jonty (1952)
HARVEY Jonathan (1939-2012)
HASLER Johann (1972)
HAUKSSON Thorsteinn (1949)
HAVEL Christophe (1956)
HECHTLE Markus (1967)
HENRY Pierre (1927-2017)
HENZE Hans Werner (1926-2012)
HERFERT Franz Jochen (1955)
HERSANT Philippe (1948)
HERVE Jean-Luc (1960)
HESPOS Hans-Joachim (1938)
HEYN Volker (1938)
HIDALGO Manuel (1956)
HINOJOSA Javier (1933)
HOLLER York (1944)
HOLLIGER Heinz (1939)
HOLSTEIN Jean-Paul (1939)
HOSOKAWA Toshio (1955)
HOUBART François-Henri (1952)